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THE AliGUS; SATURDAY. O OTOBE H '24, 18Q1.
Watch for Young.
Wait for Youog'a opening.
Fine Catawba grapes at Boos'.
Young's grand opening next week
Fancy Michigan peaches at Biros'.
II. J. Lowrey, of Obir-airi, U in tlie cliy
Nice California peaches, paira and
gripes at Boras'.
II. D. Mack went to Chicago last
Bight on business.
Kate Claxton in the "Two Orphans" at
tbe theatre tonight .
P. H. Haston, of Kansas City, is visit
ing with friends here.
W. A. Bowles of the Orion Times, was
In the city yesterday.
Go to Clemaan & Salxmann's for car
pets and oil clo'.hs. '
' . Fine extension tables and dining room
chairs at 0. O. Huckstaedi's.
Mrs. Col. Martin, of Florida, is visiting
ber neice, Mrs. 0. P. Bowen.
P. L. Mitchell left this morning on a
Twit to his daughter at Indianapolis.
The right place to buy wall paper and
the right prices is at George SutcliCe's.
8. R. Wright returned from the K. P.
convention at Springfield this morning.
Hoi. Bin. T. Cble leaves tonight for
Sao Antonio, Tex . on a business trip.
Carpets and oil cloth, the largest assort
ment in the city at O. O. Iluckstaedl'a.
Mrs. August Herkert has broken
ground for ber new borne on Seventeenth
T. C. Ark rain, of Nashville, Tennes
see, is in the city on a short visit to
The grand annual masquerade of the
saw mill boys will be held at Armory hall
T. H. Thomas has returned from Chi
cago. Mrs. Thomas remains for a more
Just restived a new line of sideboards
and dining room tables at Clemann &
The bitchel rs of tbe Methodist church
will enter a.n their friendsTuesday night
Admission 10 cents.
A new line of book cases and writing
desks just received at Clem an n & Salz
mann's. They are beauties.
A meeting is to be held at the Harper
house this evening to organize a sort of
local traveling mn's social club
The greatest crash in prices in tfie his
tory of ou: ity at Young's opening the
first of the week . Watch frr it.
The sum and substance of Bros Wells'
report to tbe postrnister general oa the
Rck Island po-tofaje:"I I I I-I-I I-I "
W. Billon and James Williims were
each fined $10 and costs by Magistrate
Wivill this morning for disorderly con
Loirs Mobr, of this city, arrested here
for the larreay of a watch in Worth
cunty, Iowa, was sentenc.d to 30 days
in the county ) ail there.
Mrs. J. J Johnson, who has been
visiting with friends in tbe city for some
time past, returned to her home in Omaha
Mrs. George Weaver of South Moline
died yesterday of paralysis, sged 70
years. She had resided in tta'. city over
50 years. Her aged husband survives
H. F Lamp has opened the coal office
formerly belonging to Bailey Davenpor
corner of Eleventh Street and Tenth,
avenue, and is nojv ready to fill all
Buy your wall paper while George
Sutcliffe is cleaning ont his fall stock,
and while be is selling it from 20 to 80
per cent lower than any other dealer in
For R?nt A house of.fi ve rooms, also
rooms for light housekeeping, and fur
nished rooms for lodging, all between
T wcit t'a nd Thirteenth street on Third
avenue. J. L. Bi&n.
S. A. Marschall will serve a grand lunch
at his place this evening to which be in
vites bis friends. Joseph Rosette, the
harpist, has been engaged for tie after
noon and evening.
Do not wait for cold weather, but
while the weather is fair to do ycur re
novating and house cleaning, and buy
your wall pa par of George Sutcliffe; the
only'exelueive wrll, paper housee in the
Tbe C , R. I. & P. railway company
has b f gun the wcrk of raising its pas
i enger depot to grade. This work and
also the paving of the property about
the depot will be pnshed as rapidly as
The little 4 year-old daughter of C A.
Miller residing on Eleventh street, was
bitten through the right hand by a vi
c ons dog late yesterday afternoon. The
bind was badly lacerated, but no serious
results are anticipated.
Morris Rosenfield has commenced the
excavation for his new residence on.
Seventh avenue and Nineteenth street,
Steve O'Connor having the contract. It
will be one cf the handsomest and most
imposing homes iu the three cities.
Seme wandering Gypsies took posses
sion of Mrs Webber's yard on Elm street
las-, night and as they seemed disposed
to rua things to suit themselves the po
lice were notified and they were requested
to "move on."
Miss Mahoti, of New York, will be at
Mclntire Bros, Monday and Tuesday
with a full line of sizes of "Her Majesty's
conets." Those who have been fitted
are delighted with the corset Miss Ma
hon wishes to explain its merits whether
you buy or not.
Messrs. Kemble, Enowlton and Grot-
jan left this morning on a north bound
Milwaukee train for a day's sport with
rod and line. When they return it may
be necessary for the fish commission to
restock the adjacent waters with fish,
and it may cot.
Dr G. L Eyster returned this morning
from Kansas City where he attended the
annual convention of the American Pub
lic Ileal i h association which represents
the medical fraternity of the United
State, Canada, Mexico and a number of
the states bf Central America. The next
meeting will be held in the City of Mex
ico. The government of Mexico has
offered to take care of the delegates from
the tine tbey reach the Mexican line until
they h ave the country aud to bear all
expenses while there.
AN EGOTISTICAL EPISTLE.
Boss Wells is Not at All Slow
About Puffing Himself.
AMample of Vain 4lory f Which It
Would be II lfflealt t Fin m Far
all r 111 nw "I" DoTblfi.
The news of tbe London's misfortune
detaile 1 in last night's Argus was re
ceived everywhere with expressions of
surprise intermingled with profound re
gret, while the hope was generally ex
press! d that tbe enterprising proprietors
might so arrange their affairs as to again
resume business. The failure of such
a business house is a source of regret
alike to all classes of business men, for
tbe Loiidon's method of advertising has
helped every class of business in Rock
Island, and the business man who talks
against the company talks against his
own interests and the interests of the
This rao-nin? a large number of add!'
ti onal attachments were filed, the total
liabilities now aggregating something like
Cakes Without Eggs,
Observing housekeepers quickly learn that Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder is far superior to other brands in
the fact that they never fail to make the finest pastry, and
if they wish to be economical they can dispense entirely with
eggs and can use a less quantity of butter for shortening
purposes. The advantage is not alone in the saving effected
but in avoiding the trouble and frequently the great difficulty
of securing eggs that are fresh. Th:s is often a serious
Cakes of various kinds from the informal Griddle
Cakes to the stately Bride Cake can be made with Price's
Cream Baking Powder, which insures light, sweet and hand?
some cakes; or when used for Griddle Cakes to be eaten hot
enables their production in the shortest t pace of time, always
tender -and delicious.
Dr. Price's is the only Baking Powder that contains the
white of eggs. None so pure ! None so wholesome ! .
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been ques-
tioned. '" -
If Mr. Wells does not get the reputa
tion of being a model postmaster it will
not be the fault of Mr. Wells himself.
As a matter of course it docs not make
any difference to the public in general
what kind of a postmaster Mr. Wells is,
so that the government tailor at Wash
ington is satisfied, and that be may be
satisfied, he hu called upon Mr. Wells to
write up a little account of himself and
how he does things. Tbe latter has complied
with the suggestions of his superior, and
the result is about as remarkable a parcel
of egotism as could be put together.
As an apology for the boss' vain
glory thus expressed, the Union
makes the strange confession that the re
port followed tbe postmaster general's
public flattery of Mr. Wells' methods and
before, in fact, be knew- them, and in
which the Rock Island office was termed
"a model office." But without dwelling
at any length on the unfortunate revela
tion that Rock Island should have merely
come io for the praise so freely bestowed
by Mr. Wanamiker on all his political un
der office holders.and that the stereotyped
application, "a mxlel office," was no
particular distinction after all,
the public will be apt to devote its atten
tion with more or less interest to "Post
master Wells' personal report," which
tbe Union has come so mysteriously into
possession of. To the mind of the aver
age citizen it would appear s'rinee that
a citizen holding a public offise should
deem it necessary to explain that he had
given the office, "close personal attention,
as without that, no business ran be a
success, and I have looked on the post
office as being my business during my
term, and not a side show." But there
are a few other qiite entertaining little
passages in the boss' personal epistle of
which the public should not be disprived
the privilege of reading, and hence they
are reproduced in The Argus in the most
"I have now eight carriers with from
two to four deliveries pet day, which
are made promptly and to the enti e
satisfaction of the public."
' I have my carriers, in the business
part of the city, make two collections at
night, one at 7 for all mails going
south and west, and one at 9 for
trains going east.''
"I use Bradstreets Commercial Report
to find firms where letters have been
missent to Rock Island. It seems that
when a man begins to write the name of
a town beginning with "R," be pu's
down Rock Island. Nearly all these
letters can be delivered by using a Re
port. Where a letter is directed to a
firm not in Rock Island and they cannot
be found in report, I return them to the
tender, explaining that no such firm is in
"I use the telephone to find how mail
trains are for time, and if they are too
far behind the carriers are sent out with
the mail on band."
"I pay oft 13 railway postal clerks, and
do not hesitate to ask for all the informs
tion I want on tbe subject of sending let
ters. Tbey are so well posted that tbey
can be of great assistance to the postoffl -e.
and I find them very accommodating.
"I try to make the money order system
popular, and am glad to say that tbe bus
iness is increasing all the time; more for
eign orders are issued than eyer before,
and the public are pleased with the con
duct of tbe money order department To
make a postofflce popular the postmaster
must study to please tbe public.
In conclusion tbe boss has one of his
funny attacks, and this is what strikes
him as fitting finale of a business post
master's report to his superior, on how (o
run a public office:
"Pay particular attention to the 'kick
ers,' for tbey can tell a postmaster lots of
things he doesn t know be prompt in
answering icquiries equally as prompt
in loosing up lost letters, parcels, money
orders, postal notes, etc. If he does all
this and the public are still dissatisfied,
he had better resign, "and go" not west.
but south, where if tbey don't like a post
master mey win tin mm.
After reeding Mr. Wells' remarkable
letter it is just possible to imsgine that
Rock Island would not have suffered to
any considerable extent if the author had
begun his public career iu the sunny
climes of which he writes so intelligently
pictures and had the vocal organs neces
sary, he would causa words to express
these ideas. He then related the strange
story of a family living in the deep wild
erness of Minnesota. The father and
mother are mut?s, the three children bad
not seen, only occasionally a trapper for
a few moments, any humau being, and
yet when discovered they were using over
100 words, mostly names, expressing cor
rectly the pictures of things around
From many illustrations given we were
led to understand that if parents knew
the meaning of the names given their
children they would in many cases make
different selections. Five hundred years
before Christ the Arabs taught language
more wisely than we do cow; for tbey
taught the beginnings of words, while we
toss to our children words without num
ber that, to them, haye no meaning. The
original source of language cannot be de
termined, but 2,200 years ago the priests
in tbe temple at Banores chanted the
hymns of the Yedos. The English sol
diers broke into this temple and carried
large fragment! of these hymns to Lon
don where tbey became tbe wonder of
philologists from every nition, and it
was soon discovered that here was a per
fect language; so it was called sans ript.
Tbe audience was interested in learn
ing that the human tongue is the only one
so constructed as to articulate sounds,
and that Darwin had to confess publicly
that that fact broke his charm of evolu
tion, this phy .ical characteristic clearly
proving that man is an individual species.
According to the speaker's view there are
six languages only, three being feeble and
three strong. In order they were given:
Chinese, language of China, Japan, etc.;
Hamitic, language of Africa, and Oceanic,
Unguage of Australia and adjacent isl
ands. The strong ones are, American,
Semetic and Argan.
The American language is the ore
spoken by tbe Indian, tbe Semetic tLe
one spoken by the descendants of Shem,
and the Aryan the language spoken by
the peop'e of India and Europe, being
composed of tbe Sanecrit, Latin and
Greek, with the subdivision, Celtic,
Angles-Saxon and Normm. Through
the Norman we get our Litin words,
which make up twc-fiflhs of the English
language. The other three-fifths come
from a blending c f Angles end Saxon,
which gives the name Anglo-Saxon.
For several centuries after the Nor
man conquest, French was tbe only re
spectaba languaga in England, and in
tbe time of Henry VII even, a penalty
was laid upon teaching anything but
French. There was originally but one
language, and that that ' condition of
things, the speaker held, would again be
The ladies were told that they must
form clubs for the study of languages,
for it was fashionable.
An Interesting L,rrtore at the High
Mrhool I.at Ermine.
The assembly room of the nigh scbot 1
was well filled with teachers and pupils
last evening to hear Prof. Bixby lecture
off the "Beauty and Wonders of Words
He was introduced at 8:15, and for an
hour, by his entertaining manner and
rare enthusiasm, held bis audience. The
lecture was more valuable as an incentive
to a thorough study of language, than as
an addition to knowledge.
The speaker went on to illustrate bow
many words were formed from a single
root. He said there are only 497 difler
edt root words in all the languages, yet in
the Eoglish language Alone tiere are 14,
000 words. He mada the statement also
that it is possible for tbe human 'kvoice to
express 43 distinct tones, and the best ed
nested English scholar never U9es more
than 10. 000 words. He further said that
words ought always to represent ideas, or
pictures in the mind, and that whenever
a human being became possessed of those
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
A DBKAM OF H4PPIHE8S
May be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
covering In bed, a neglected draught from a partly
c o-ea wuiaow, an open transom conne'tca wun
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to your nos
trils and lungs the death-dealinc blast. Terrible
and swift arc the inroads made oy this new des
troyer. The medicated akoholic principle in
Hotetter'a btomacb Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence In this preventive of ita
further development will absolutely cteckma'e
the dangerous milady. Unmedicatrd alcoholic
stimulants are of little or no value. The Jim me
dinm is the Bitters. Ko less e fflc scions is it io cases
of malaria, billiousness, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Tha weak are
usually those npon who a disease faetena first.
Invigorate with the Bitters.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor ttrikes
the key his apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un
certain sound. MusVans
would do well to make a note
of this address 1726 Second
Avenue -where is located the
musical emporium of D. Roy
Of the Week:
Thursday, Oct 22, repreeen-
tatives of one of the largest
cloak houses in the United
States will place on exhibition
in our cloak department their
entire line of capes, jackets and
wraps of every description. An
unusual opportunity for seleot
ing a stylish wrap from a very
Thursday, this week.
If you don't care to purchase
we will be pleased to see you
Souvenirs For mi
. ray, Saturt, Jt
day. Oi-t. ... i at
-""us ana will show 11
of the "Her xr.t ,heN
to an i,
room will be in pm
mat yon will mn,inu .
merits of this w,.?0
whether . ,ul fori
time or ret. '
Some pleasant 6urwi
you tins we,k iu Btw
crsrrt la ul
utitriiuiw patterns -fQnTl
esrrT K' i ti
Rock Island. IIHtm.,
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpet
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 123 and 128
CIEMANN & SALZMANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
iVre tlie Best.
Why bay the imitations? for all others are only thaJ
when you cai buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Noftsker'i
Who Las also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street,
. DAVEXPOET, IOWA.
ROOMS-50c to $1.00 Per Day.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
-BOOTS AND SHOES-
Gcnta' Ftn Shoe a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A ttaare of your patronage respectfully solicited.
- 1618 Second Avenue. Koct Island, Ii
B. F. DeGEAH,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt. . . "R.vA TslflllC
and Seventh Avenue, J I.OCK
WAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimates for all kinds of btiicW
fninlshed on application.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ATlTlRltSs
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport!
If s V J1 is.
THE POSITIVE CURE.
SLY BKOTHER8. M Warren BU Hew York. rriceWets.1